September 22, 2015 Waterways Video gets Over A Million Views

Waterways Viedo   By MarEx 2015-09-21 17:41:23 The U.S. Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board have undertaken a campaign with Google and YouTube to raise public awareness about the critical importance of inland waterways transportation to production agriculture.  The goal of the campaign...

September 17, 2015 Waterways Council E-Brief

September 14, 2015 • Volume 12, Issue #14   CONGRESS BACK, BUT EMBATTLED Congress returned from recess on September 8, but with limited legislative days to deal with a host of controversial issues.   No FY 2016 appropriations bills have passed nor been signed into law by the President.  A Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government operating...

September 11, 2015 Video Gallery Video: “All available boats”

On Sept. 11, 2001, the largest sea evacuation in history took place in Lower Manhattan. Civilians streaming off of the island in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks were ferried to safety by all manner of working boats. In the end, nearly 500,000...

September 9, 2015 Mississippi River Fully Reopens After Spill

Heartland Barge is located within 5 miles of the Mississippi River. We share the concerns of the local citizens, the maritime industry and all those who are affected by spills such as these. Here at Heartland we are taking the time to spread awareness and...

September 4, 2015 Crane barge sinks on Mississippi River

A crane barge carrying an excavator crane and a backhoe broke free of its moorings and sank on the Mississippi River near the town of Convent, Louisiana. The US Coast Guard (USCG) was liaising with a salvage firm on Tuesday about possible recovery of the vessel...

September 2, 2015 Obama Calls For New Ice Breaker Fleet

After months of growing unease in Washington over the Coast Guard’s Arctic capabilities, President Obama called Tuesday for accelerating the planning and construction of a new icebreaker fleet. “The growth of human activity in the Arctic region will require highly engaged stewardship to maintain the open...

September 1, 2015 WATERWAYS COUNCIL INC.

A RETURNING CONGRESS HAS MUCH TO TACKLE NEXT WEEK Congress remains in recess until September 8, but will return to an ambitious agenda.  With the lateness of Labor Day this year, the House will be in session during September for just 10 days to accomplish...